Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Mar 3, 2011 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH- A fine reference document

...and then there are those rare tapes which are more important for their historical reference than how they actually sound. Admittedly, the audience recording of the 3/3/68 show is rough going in spots. Lord knows it isn't the first tape I'd grab with all the other great material available from early '68, although it's pretty damn good considering the conditions and the era. But in retrospect, this freebie from the back of a flatbed on Haight Street is sort of the band's grand final wave to their old stompin' grounds and their early scene. Both the neighborhood and the group had changed greatly in just a couple of years, and the Dead, while still not really a big national act, were no longer just a fun little neighborhood band from the Haight. Knowing this certainly adds a distinct wistful air to this performance.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-03-03.aud.vernon.9374.sbeok.shnf

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: light into ashes Date: Mar 3, 2011 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH- A fine reference document

It's a great AUD recording for the time.
But if only the taper had brought new batteries for the recorder, we could be hearing the whole show! Sigh...

One witness from deadlists.net:
"i remember getting off the bus on haight street that spring day, pushing my way through the crowds to see what all the excitement was about (i didn't know- did anyone? -that the dead were parking a flat bed truck across haight street to play a free gig!) ...completely by accident, i got there (well, within a few hundred feet) just as they fired up the music... the bus came by and i was splattered like a bug on the windshield!!! ...the version of "dancing in the streets" (which, unfortunately, isn't on the tape) was not the "disco" version they came up with later, but a much stronger r&b/rocking tune... I never forgot that set...."

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 3, 2011 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH- A fine reference document

The energy of this Viola Lee Blues is off the charts... Love it!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Mar 3, 2011 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH- A fine reference document

This show is really, really great. I have Noah Weiner's blog to thank for getting me pass the soundboard snob phase - I prefer this show to lots of the soundboards of 1968, not because I prefer auds (which I don't necessarily) but this tape just has a certain quality to it - it flies out at you and trips you up. Just great.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: scotch_glass Date: Mar 3, 2011 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH- A fine reference document

I'm quite surprised by the sound quality on this, it takes a little getting used to but this is an amazing recording for this time. After you start listening and getting into the music, you forget you're even listening to an AUD recording. I think part of what attracts me to music of this era, especially 68, is the limited availabilty of recordings and so many that are incomplete, it really lends to the mystery and legend of the band. In my opinion. This is good stuff.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 3, 2011 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH- A fine reference document

Gotta love the fire alarm going off in the background...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Mar 3, 2011 8:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH- A fine reference document

I'm quite sure many of those in attendance were convinced in was part of the show. Or in their heads.

The Dead, for free, in the middle of the day, just bangin' out some tunes in the street. I honestly can't imagine how crazy and fun this show must have been.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Mar 3, 2011 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH- A fine reference document

This is a GRATE show, being the AUD lover that I am, the essence of the crowd and the fierce energy of the Band what more can you ask for?

This post was modified by Pig Street ! on 2011-03-03 17:35:43

This post was modified by Pig Street ! on 2011-03-03 17:36:16

Attachment: 1968_03-03.htm
Attachment: dead-68c.jpg
Attachment: P9.jpg